Thailand evaluates EOS remote weapons system

An Australian remote weapons system made by Canberra’s Electro Optic Systems will be trialled by the Royal Thai Army and Defence Technology Institute, clearing the way for the system’s first sale in the region.

Leading autonomous systems manufacturer Milrem Robotics has fitted EOS’s R400S – Mk2-HD Remote Weapon Station (RWS) to its THeMIS UGV and the R400S, according to media reports.

The RWS is fitted with the Northrop Grumman M230 LF cannon (pictured).

The trial is seen as an opportunity for Thailand to grow local robotic technology capabilities in Thailand, potentially leading to local assembly and system integration.

EOS’s R400S is the company’s most successful product and is manufactured in Australia and the United States, with a European factory planned.

It can also be can be equipped with light or heavy machine guns, 40 mm grenade launchers and Anti-Tank Missile Systems.

According to the president of EOS Defense Systems, USA Phil Coker: “When firing a 30mm round, we commonly see a first round hit beyond two kilometres.

“This is a level of accuracy that no one in our industry even comes close to.”

The R400S has been delivered to the Australian army as well as the forces of the United Arab Emirates and the United States, but for mounting on more traditional manned armoured vehicles.

Its inclusion in an autonomous system and potential use in Thailand’s landscape opens new opportunities for EOS.


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